Root Canal Specialist

Cosmetic Dentistry Center

Cosmetic Dentistry located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

Many people get concerned when they find out they need a root canal. Cosmetic Dentistry Center wants you to know a root canal doesn’t have to be an unpleasant, anxiety-inducing experience. The accomplished dental group at Cosmetic Dentistry Center does root canals on a daily basis in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York. If you’re concerned about having a root canal, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Root Canal Q & A

Do I need a root canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure intended to remove oral discomfort and restore your tooth. When the inside of your tooth is severely infected or decayed, one of the expert dentists at Cosmetic Dentistry Center extracts any dying or dead tissue and bacteria from the tooth's interior. In doing so, they’re able to save your tooth and soothe your pain.

What causes the root of a tooth to become infected?

An untreated cavity or oral injury can cause infection in the tissue and roots of your teeth. If you don’t get to a dentist in time, the infected tissue can reach the pulp or root of your tooth. Ask about treatment. If you don't, the infection could spread even further and lead to other health complications.

How do I know if I have an infected tooth?

If you don't deal with an infected tooth right away, you welcome a great deal of pain in the future. The usual symptoms of an infected tooth are:

  • Inflamed gums
  • Tooth soreness while chewing
  • Acute tooth sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures
  • Halitosis
  • Pus coming from around the tooth
  • Painful aching in your mouth or jaw
  • Darkening color of the tooth
  • A small pimple-like bump on your gum

How is a root canal performed?

An experienced dentist at Cosmetic Dentistry Center can typically mend your tooth in one or two appointments. First, it may be necessary to take an X-ray to determine the degree of harm to the tooth requiring the root canal.

When it's time for the procedure to begin, one of the dentists at Cosmetic Dentistry Center applies a needle to anesthetize the area. Every now and then, they set a dental dam, or a little piece of rubber, on your tooth to preserve its cleanliness and protect it from bacteria during the procedure. After anesthesia is applied, the dentist makes a small incision in your tooth to access the area of infection inside the root.

Next, your dentist uses small files to remove the damaged and diseased pulp and irrigates the area with water to wash away any debris. Once all the infected material is removed, your dentist either seals the tooth or puts in a temporary filling to protect your tooth until you come back for a permanent crown.

Book a consultation online or call Cosmetic Dentistry Center if you show even a minor symptom or sign of tooth infection. It could be more serious than you think.